It is a free telephone hotline where dementia patients, their families or other interested persons can call. Information, support, and referral services to nursing care and medical institutions will be provided. This hotline operates every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (10am-2pm).
Registered elderly are formed into groups of 10 persons to do exercises, walking, and other activities to prevent the onset of dementia. This provides a channel for seniors to connect with others as well as to stay physically and mentally healthy.
In 2014, training courses were provided for family caregivers of dementia to strengthen their knowledge and skills in dementia care, and to respond to the carers' other needs and difficulties.
The baby-faced robot was developed for the increasing older persons living alone. By having a robot to take care of, an elderly could have a sense of meaning in their living environment without having to do actual care work. The robot is also expected to provide a sense of comfort for dementia patients.
The robot watches the movement of a person with dementia and make reminders if the person repeats the same action. For example, if an elder is trying to take a medicine, it will make a verbal warning by saying "You took the medicine 3 minutes ago". It also watches where a person placed an item (e.g. in the drawer) and tells him/her where it is located.